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Mount Everest Base Camp Expedition with Yoga | Mount Everest, Nepal


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Mount Everest, Nepal | April 13 - 28, 2019

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The grandest of all adventures. The one and only EVEREST.

Stunning Nature. Soul Quest. Top of the World. Sunrise Yoga  on Himalayan Cliffs. Space to Breathe. Cultural Immersion. Candlelight Meditation. Rejuvenation. Awesome Fitness. Dreams Come True.

EVEREST . . .

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 Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier in Sagarmatha National Park. Image by Dan Rafla

Mount Everest and the Khumbu Glacier in Sagarmatha National Park. Image by Dan Rafla

Join us on this unforgettable quest.

You will travel with inspiring people, and professional guides and porters while being immersed in the magical land and fascinating culture of Nepal! You will begin each blessed day with sunrise yoga as the first light of day illuminates the top of the world, and end each spectacular evening with meditation and accomplishment, staying focused on gratitude while embracing each moment of your dream coming true.

If Everest has been a dream of yours and you've always thought, "It's on my bucket list .." now is the time to start checking that bucket list off. Live in the NOW. There is a whole world out here waiting for you to discover and conquer.  Leave your stressful life behind for awhile and embrace your adventurous side on this once in a lifetime unforgettable journey, inside and out. 

* This trekking adventure requires a high level of fitness, as we are trekking for 4 - 8 hours a day, in high altitudes on steep inclines.


THE ADVENTURE . . .

 Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in the world

Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, largest Tibetan Buddhist stupa in the world

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) 

  • Arrival to Kathmandu, rest and recover from the jet lag. Enjoy a dinner of traditional Nepali vegetarian cuisine. Walk the Thamel District streets of Kathmandu observing the Nepali New Year's Celebrations!

Day 2: Kathmandu City Exploration

  • Rooftop Yoga overlooking Kathmandu City
  • Healthy Breakfast 
  • Sightseeing Tours of the Following World Heritage Sites:
    • Pashupatinath Temple: the holiest Hindu Temple with cremation vats on the bank of sacred Bagmati River
    • Boudhanath Stupa: the largest Buddhist Stupa in the world
    • Swayambhunath Stupa: the 2000-year-old legendary Hindu and Buddhist stupa on the hilltop overlooking Kathmandu Valley
  • Dinner
  • Cruise the streets of Thamel at night observing the New Year's celebrations. This happens to be New Year's Day in Nepal, and you are here to witness it!

Day 03: Kathmandu – Lukla (2,642m/8,668ft) – Phakding (2,562m/8,700ft): 35 min flight and 8km Trek (3-4 hrs trek)

  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Flight to Luka: Early morning spectacular Trans Himalayan flight providing unforgettable views of the terraced landscape and river valleys below, as well as up-close perspectives of the world's highest mountains, and dramatic landing on the hillside at Lukla 
  • Lukla: gateway to the Khumbu/Everest region. Meet our local porters & walk downhill to the Sherpa settlement of Cheplung
  • Easy Trek: We will take the trail along the side of the Dudh Koshi Valley before ascending to Ghat (2,530m/8,350ft)  finishing the day by trekking another gentle hour up to Phakding
  • Dinner
  • Candlelight Meditation under the stars
  • Overnight in Phakding trekker lodge
 Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar

Day 04: Phakding – Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280ft): 10km Trek (5-6 hrs)

  • Sunrise Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Trek: The amazing trail meanders through magnificent forests of rhododendron pine forest, along the Dudh Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges via the Sherpa villages of Benkar, Chumoa, Monjo and Jorsale. 
  • Sagarmatha National Park: permit checkpoint; with tranquil views of glistening Thamserku (6,618m/21,714m).
  • Trek: The trail continues along the riverbed to the confluence of the Bhote and Dudh Koshi Rivers. It then climbs steadily, crossing the high Tenzing- Hilary suspension bridge: with inspiring glimpses of Everest and the Nuptse – Lhotse ridge.  While passing this long and often-steep passage, experience both the serenity and scenery of blue pine forests, firs, and junipers - all serving as the foreground to the beautiful backsplash that is Mount Everest . A final three-hour ascent through the pine forest leads us to the prosperous trading and administrative town of Namche Bazaar
  • Dinner
  • Candlelight Meditation under the stars
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar guesthouse

Day 05: Namche Bazaar: Day Off, Relaxation, Acclimatization and Exploration Day

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Namche Bazaar: Enjoy the beauty of Namche's quaint village as well as the friendliness and hospitality of its local people. ATMs, cyber cafés, trekking gear, delicious restaurant food and bakeries,  and colorful markets, last stop gear shopping
  • Sagarmatha (Everest) National Park Visitor’s Centre: It's on the hilltop with informative displays on Sherpa culture, Everest region history, and local flora and fauna
  • Take an entertaining side trip to the large traditional Sherpa village of Khumjung (3,780m/12,402ft): with fine views of Thamserku, Kangtega, Ama Dablam and Everest – in a sea of lesser peaks
  • An alternative five-hour walk northwest of the town: to Thame (3,820m/12,533ft) below the impressive 6,187m/20,300ft Kongde Ri ridge, offers panoramic Himalayan views not seen on the EBC route
  • Return to Namche Bazaar for the night
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars
  • Overnight in Namche Bazaar guesthouse

Day 06: Namche Bazaar – Tengboche (3,870m/12,694ft): 8km Trek (5-6 hrs trek)

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  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Views of Everest: The trail climbs up from the town and then contours around the hillside, offering awe-inspiring, unforgettable views of Mount Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Cholatse, Kantaiga, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. This stretch of the trek (approximately 3 hours) is quite an easy walk from Namche to Phunki, followed by a three-hour ascent towards Tengboche. 
  • Animal Spotting: Look out for spotted deer, Himalayan tahrs and birds – including the colourful (male) Danphe pheasant (Nepal’s national bird).
  • Trek: The trail rises to Sanasa where the routes to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp fork. We will take the trail to the right, which then descends to cross the Dudh Koshi (past water driven prayer wheels) on a suspension bridge near Phunki Thenga (3,250m/10,663ft), the lowest point north of Namche Bazaar.
  • Rhododendron Forest: Next we will enter the Imja Khola Valley and where our trail rises steeply, through dwarf conifers and rhododendron forest, for a two hour pull, to the hilltop village of Tengboche
  • Tengboche: Their famous Gompa is set against the backdrop of Ama Dablam, Nuptse, Everest, Kangtega and other peaks. At full moon in October/November they hold the colourful Mani Rimdu festival which includes masked dancing and Tibetan Opera in the monastery courtyard
  • Tengboche: Visit the monastery during the afternoon
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars
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Day 07: Tengboche - Dingboche (4,360 m/14,300ft): 10km Trek (5-6 hrs trek)

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Debuche: The trail descends into a scattered stone village with a nunnery, chortens and long mani wall
  • The Most Beautiful Mountain in the Everest Region: We will cross the suspension bridge over the Imja Khola and gradually ascend to Pangboche with views of towering Ama Dablam(6,856m/22,495ft perhaps the most beautiful mountain in the Everest region). The trail then follows the river fairly closely as it gradually rises to its confluence with the Lobuche Khola and continues up to Dingboche: the last year-round Sherpa settlement in the region. Different views of Ama Dablam rise above the terraced fields of barley, buckwheat and potatoes. The fields are walled to protect crops from icy winds and animals during the short growing season.
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 08: Dingboche: Acclimatization and Exploration Day

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Choice #1: An enjoyable 3-4 hrs side walk, 400m climb to Nangkartshang Gompa, on the ridge north of Dingboche village can be the best choice. This vintage point offers Mt. Makalu (8,463m) fifth highest Mountain in the world to the east and awesome view of Mt. Ama Dablam and valley floor
  • Choice #2: If you have more energy, continue to Nangkartshang Hill summit (5090m) for additional adventure and thrillReturn from the rarefied air to Dingboche for the night
  • This is another scheduled rest day on the trek and will assist your fitness and oxygen intake at the higher altitudes to follow
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

 

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Day 9: Dingboche to Duglha (4,600 m/15,090 ft): 4km, 3 - 4 hours

 Sunrise on top of the world. 

Sunrise on top of the world. 

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • It is a relatively short journey from Dinboche to Duglha. We begin our trek trek across a wide pass.. Around the beginning of our trek today we enjoy the company of the mighty Himalayas on all sides. The valley begins to narrow as we come closer to Dusa. We pass the campsite of the first successful Everest Expedition in 1953. We begin to see Mt. Pumori as we continue on our trail. As our trail descends and curves, we bid goodbye to Mt. Pumori. We cross a stream and ascend to Duglha which is a tiny village with a huge strand of prayer flags hung across the valley. After reaching Duglha, we can walk for 45 minutes to an hour and visit the Memorial Shrine. 
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 10: Duglha to Lobuche (4940 m/16,207 ft): 4km, 2 - 4 hours

 The incredible Gokyo Lake

The incredible Gokyo Lake

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • We ascend to the steep terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The trail passes through boulder-strewn slopes as we ascend Chupki Lhara which is a ridge that provides spectacular mountain views. The top of the ridge is filled with prayer flags and stones which are memorial shrines for climbers who lost their lives on Mt. Everest. As the trail drops to the Khumbu Glacier moraine, we find ourselves facing several great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. As we are crossing Khumbu Glacier we can also see Mt. Nuptse. Overnight in Lobuche.
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 11: Lobuche to Gorak Shep (5170 m/16,961ft), visit Everest Base Camp (5364 m/17,594 ft): 13km, 6-7 hours

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Morning Yoga

  • Healthy Breakfast
  • The trek to Everest Base Camp is not very difficult. However, we ascend and descend mostly on a glacier path. There is also a lot of meandering on rough terrains. As we reach the base camp, we enjoy the incredible melt patterns and admire the gently rounded ice towers on the upper part of the Khumbu glacier. The Everest Base Camp is stunningly beautiful. We can enjoy amazing views of Nuptse, Khumbuste and Pumori mountains from the base camp. After soaking in the beauty, we walk back towards Gorak Shep where we spend the night.

  • Dinner 

  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 12: Gorak Shep to Kala Patthar (5,545m/18,192ft) to Pheriche (4,288m/14,070ft): 16km, 7-8 hours

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperature and most likely chilly winds.  We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along other mighty Himalayan peaks. After spending some time at the summit of Kala Patthar, we walk back to Gorak Shep, which is relatively easier than hiking up to Kala Pathhar.
  • Trekkers who visit the Everest Base Camp today will have an early breakfast as the hike up to the Everest base camp takes longer than the hike to Kala Patthar. After returning to Gorak Shep, both the groups will have lunch together. After lunch we descend to Pheriche to spend the night.
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 13: Pheriche to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,280 ft): 20km, 6 - 7 hours

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • We lose approximately 2,000 feet in elevation today and walk on a trail with a lot of ups and downs. We descend through a hillside filled with rhododendron and juniper trees and cross a bridge over the Dudh Koshi River. We descend rapidly through pine forests, where we can easily spot mountains goats, pheasants and other wild animals and birds common to the area. The path eventually reaches Sansa, from where we can enjoy views of Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Nuptse mountains. We walk on winding trails followed by another walk through a forest before reaching Namche Bazaar.
  • Dinner 
  • Candlelight meditation under the stars

Day 14: Namche Bazaar – Lukla (2,860m/9,186ft): 19km, 6 - 7 hours)

  • Morning Yoga
  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Back to Lukla: After breakfast we begin our trek to Namche Bazaar on a rocky terrain.  It is mostly a downhill trek on a trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River. We cross several suspension bridges, pass by several monasteries and villages before reaching Lukla. After reaching Lukla we spend rest of the day taking rest as it will be our last day in the mountains. It is at this time that we say goodbye to our porters.
  • Dinner 
  • Closing circle/Final candlelight meditation under the stars
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Day 15: Lukla – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft): 45 min flight

  • Healthy Breakfast
  • Return to Kathmandu: After an early breakfast, take the return flight to Kathmandu. We transfer to our hotel and you have the rest of day free and we stay overnight in Kathmandu
  • Shopping/Exploring/Sightseeing/Trekker massage
  • Farewell Dinner & Cultural Dance
  • Optional night out in Kathmandu

Day 16:  Your Outbound flight home


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This Retreat Includes all of the Above and the Following:

  • Airport Pick up/Drop off
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu hotel
  • This all inclusive trek includes:
    • Ground transportation
    • All Everest trekking permits
    • All Entrance fees
    • A professional guide
    • A professional porter/porters to carry your bag and their expenses including their insurance and equipment
    • Accommodation at trekker lodges 
    • Breakfasts, lunches & dinners with  cup of tea/coffee at each meal
    • Domestic flight Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

This Retreat Excludes the Following:

  • International Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Beverages besides coffee/tea at meal times
  • Tips for Guides and Porters (10%, Tips expected)
  • Mandatory travel insurance including emergency evacuation up to 17,000 ft.
  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches while in Kathmandu

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